Children between the ages of 5 and 18 who can successfully get themselves from one side of the pool to the other are welcome to join the swim team. Joining the swim team is different than taking swimming lessons and those who join are expected to have some swimming skills. It is the coach’s discretion to determine if potential swimmers have the necessary skills to be eligible to join the team. Swimmers who do not quite meet the above criteria, may be referred to lessons in order to ready them for next year’s season.
Registration packets are available under Documents. Swimmers must fill out a registration packet and a USA Swimming form (Summer season athletes need the Seasonal Athlete form). Both may be returned to the coaches at the pool or mailed to Black Hills Gold Swim Team PO Box 703. Those swimmers who participated in the Winter Short Course Season need no additional paperwork for the summer season directly following it.
New swimmers are welcome throughout the first month of each season. The fall Short Course Season runs October - February and the summer Long Course Season runs May - July.
FALL SHORT COURSE SEASON 2019/20:
Fall/Winter Short Course Season practice begins September 23rd. Practices are held Monday- Friday beginning at 3:45 PM at the Young Center at BHSU, not all practice groups are scheduled everyday. Before the season begins swimmers will be assigned a practice group (see the Swim Groups tab.) Practice and meet calander will be located under the Group Calendars link by early September.
The last day new swimmers may join is October 31st.
There is a Mandatory One Hour Meeting required of all parents in the month of October. This applies to new and returnimg families. Swimmers will not be able to continue practice in November if a parent does not attend one of these meetings. Multiple dates are offered, only one must be attended: Tuesday, October 15th from 6-7 or Monday, October 28th from 7-8.